Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20
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Save the date: Fattoria dei Barbi at Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience, October 18-20

Fattoria dei Barbi will be pouring its wines at the 2018 Wine Spectator “New York Wine Experience,” October 18-20 in Manhattan. It’s one of the exclusive tastings of the year and is reserved for the world’s top wineries, including estates from Italy, France, and the U.S. Click here for a list of participating wineries. Click … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is almost here and a lot of you are planning your trip to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that we get asked at this … Continue reading

Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?
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Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?

Please join Fattoria dei Barbi and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini for the estate’s Panzanella Cook-Off Competition Sunday July 29 at the winery! Click here for details. The contest and tasting coincide with the estate’s celebration of the Blessed Giovanni Colombini, Stefano’s 14th-century ancestor. It was back during the terrible years that followed the Black Plague … Continue reading

Stefano and Fattoria dei Barbi make an appearance on one of Italy’s popular travel shows
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Stefano and Fattoria dei Barbi make an appearance on one of Italy’s popular travel shows

Owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini and Fattoria dei Barbi made an appearance last week on one of Italy’s most popular travel shows, “Sei in Un Paese Meraviglioso” (“You Are in a Wonderful Country”). The program celebrates the Italian countryside and its many natural and cultural wonders. The clip below is in Italian but we … Continue reading

The best bistecca fiorentina in Montalcino? Chef Duccio Lorenzini wants you to put his to the test…
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The best bistecca fiorentina in Montalcino? Chef Duccio Lorenzini wants you to put his to the test…

They call him the “Fiorentina Devil,” the master of one of Tuscany’s most famous dishes, the bistecca fiorentina, Tuscany’s porterhouse steak, always butchered from the region’s legendary Chianina breed and always served blood rare. Taverna dei Barbi’s chef Duccio Lorenzini is renowned across Tuscany and Italy as one of the greatest auteurs of Tuscan cooking. … Continue reading